On 17-18 February, Hannah Thinyane and Juhee Kang attended the Migrants, Marginalization and Mobiles (3M) Workshop in Singapore, organized by the Singapore Internet Research Centre of Nanyang Technological University. Hannah and Juhee presented the new research area at the United Nations University Institute in Macau which focuses on how migrant workers can use technology to enhance their critical agency and change their overall conditions.
The workshop brought together researchers from South East Asia, Europe, and America, to share around ideas of marginalized migrants’ experience and use of mobile phones, and ICT interventions aimed to support them. Given the current context in Europe, there was a particular focus from a number of researchers on the use of technology by Syrian refugees in the journey as well as in their resettlement in the region.
The 3M Workshop was part of the Research Initiative on ICTs and Forced Migration (REINFORM) network, a platform for connecting researchers, academics and practitioners involved in the field.